Monday, April 9, 2012

Time with my sister....

We had a great time but boy, does she have two high maintenance kids...I love them so much but they are busy, busy, busy! I hadn't seen Ava since Portland and she ran to me with her arms in the air yelling 'GaGa, GaGa, GaGa!" It was so darn cute until I realized that every time I put her down it started all over. HA HA. Jace gave me a big ole' hug too then he went back to his little cars and pestering his mama. I took pictures of them while I was there.









I made a photo collage of Ava in the dress that I remade for her...This ended up not being her Easter dress, cause I made her something else.











Such cute kids and I love to sew for them!
Julie and I got a little crafting time together. We both had signed up for Michelle at "something Special's" Spring jar swap. Here is Julie's.









And here is mine for Jeanelle.







When I got home I had a jar waiting for me from Jeanelle...I love it so much. I think the top is so pretty and simple and there are lots of little things inside.












Do you love surprises? I sure do and I got two of them in the mail. One from Kerry and one from Margaret. I am calling these my Easter baskets cause they had candy in them!









From Kerry and look there is still chocolate in there....It is an Easter miracle..Thank you Kerry for being such a sweetheart. It was totally unexpected and so appreciated!

Margaret and I were in a swap together and then started emailing each other..She has been a great listener and friend. She told me that she had so many things in her craft room and sewing room that she could sew till she was 90 and not make a dent and if I needed anything.......I have something I am working on and I needed a piece of black and white fabric. Look what she sent me....

















So earlier I mentioned a new Easter dress...Here it is.



















Jace and CJ ( great nephew) got matching vests and bow ties.....woohoo. xoxoxox melinda

11 comments:

Maria said...

Pleased you had a wonderful Easter with your sister and cute kids.
You always make such great gifts and creations. kids clothes are gorgeous.

Jo said...

oh my those easter clothes are so cute! i love the fabrics you choose! and the swaps, sounds like a whole lot of fun!!!

Miss 376 said...

Oh wow, what a lovely set of clothes. YOu have been busy

PeggyR said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Marva said...

Hey Minda! Happy Easter! Hubby had me out slaving in the yard all weekend so I haven't even had a chance to start on your package. I'll hobble, yes i'm so sore(!), down and get to that, hopefully later today. :D

Shabby and Frills said...

I have been trying to ge in touch with you call me when you have a chance I am home

Friends Susan

Laurie said...

The kids are too freaking adorable!! Love those blue eyes! Love to see what your latest projects are, the clothes are so precious!!

roc said...

Those kids are so beautiful! Love that little Easter dress!

Quiltingranny said...

This is what you excel at and this is what you need to market. You are so talented!

Jenny said...

What a beautiful post. I love your work.

Jenny said...

I'm back. Just seeing if something had happened with your daughter but no news here.

Melinda. Keep going through the motions of things...it will get better. I promise.

You have a kind and gentle and loving heart...of course it is bruised and broken. But that's what makes you YOU!

Hugs and hope.